by Julie Bielenberg
Eldora Lodge at Wondervu, located in Golden, Colorado, is a cozy cabin-style motel, with bed and breakfast lodging options. The B&B-style hotel has hot tubs, pool tables, darts and Ping-Pong in a rustic, comfortable setting. There are four room options; families should choose either the double room, which features two queen log beds, or a family room with queen log bed and full size bed with bunk bed. The single and double rooms feature hot tub access, a full bathroom and a full gourmet breakfast each morning. This is a dog-friendly lodge and also you can use one of the BBQ grills. All of the hotel’s packages include free Wi-Fi and free long-distance calling.
Our Editor Loves
- Warm, plentiful complimentary breakfast
- Spacious family suite
- Location and BBQ grills
- Horse Back Riding
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
Our absolute favourite hotel in the world! When my husband and I were dating we stayed here here on a whim when we wanted to spend one more day in Colorado(June 2014) This is where we both realised we were truly in love! We almost got married here but wasn’t quite in our budget at the time. We did honeymoon here(Nov 2014)and it was just as magical if not more than the first time! The private honey suite hottub, Christmas lights, and falling snow is one of my favourite all time memories. We have since vacationed here almost every time we go to Denver (live in Glenwood Springs now). This is the place that convinced us Colorado was for us! The owners were also Alaskans like my husband which made it all the more special for him. Theyve watched us go from young lovers, to newlyweds, and are now watching our kids grow up. This place is so special and we hope you will think so too!
Just an hour out of Denver and yet it feels like you're from from the city, with big decks with a sunset view and hot tubs under a million stars. Almost more of an inn than a motel: I enjoyed talking with the owners and meeting other guests, and they compensate for the fact that there are few food options nearby with a huge (included) breakfast, little snacks, coffee and tea out all day, more snacks and a full bar available for purchase on the honor system, and pizza available for purchase every night. Common spaces also have a sports-watching room, pool table, games, and inside and outside gathering spaces. It's a cool and quirky place.
Other misc notes that might cut either way for you: two cute little dogs wander in and out of the common spaces; all rooms are non-smoking but there is a smoking tipi outside with a firepit where you can indulge, if that's your thing; it's still definitely 3-star/former motel in some ways, don't expect the Four Seasons; the view is from the shared decks, not the rooms so much; it's kind of in the middle of nowhere but if you are traveling from Denver to Rocky Mt National Park, it's an easy stop that gets you out of Denver's traffic and right into your vacation.